How to apply "Vivaldi - Stucky"

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How to apply "Vivaldi - Stucky"

How to apply "Vivaldi - Stucky"

How to Apply Venetian Plaster Using the "Vivaldi - Stucky" System
by La Calce Del Brenta

A user friendly Venetian plaster system for stunning saturated colors.

1. Substrate Preparation:

  • Ensure your substrate is smooth, flat and level. This step is one of the most important and often overlooked. Any voids or high areas will cause those blemishes to polish more than the surrounding area.
  • Tape off any trim or adjoining walls not receiving plaster.
  • Prime the wall with preferably an oil based (low odor, quick dry) primer or other approved primer. This step isolates the substrate from the Venetian finish which will ensure even suction of the finish material across the surface.

2. Base Coat:

  • Apply a base coat of Preludio using a paint roller. This coarser material provides a base for the Venetian plaster to adhere to. Alternatively a good quality acrylic primer mixed with silica sand will suffice.
  • Let dry and sand lightly with 100 grit paper and block to smooth surface.

3. Finish Coat:

  • Apply first coat of Stucky Venetian Plaster with a stainless steel trowel using short random strokes. Do not let your edges dry; apply wet material to wet material. Let this first coat of Stucky Venetian Plaster finish dry 70%.
  • Apply second coat of Stucky Venetian Plaster with random strokes keeping a wet edge.
  • While the second coat is still wet apply a third thin finish coat.

4. Polishing:

  • Before the final coat dries, polish the finish with the same Pavan 824 Finsh Trowel stainless steel trowel used in application.
    Tip 1: Keep this trowel clean and burr free. To ensure a scratch free finish, polish the trowels blade with 800 and 1000 grit sandpaper. This is essential even with new factory polished blades.
    Tip 2: A smaller trowel will provide more pressure for polishing.
    Tip 3:
    Have a second person polish the surface while the finish applicator is still applying the final finish coat.

5. Wax & Sealing:

  • If increased gloss or water protection is desired apply a Lixia wax liquid wax.
  • Apply with a clean rag.
  • Buff with a rag or buffing wheel.

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Sand Marmorino
Step 2. Lightly sand base coat.
Apply Venetian plaster
Step 3. First finish coat of "Stucky"
Apply Venetian Plaster
Step 3. Second finish coat of "Stucky" Venetian Plaster
Apply Second Coat of Venetian Plaster
Step 3. Second Finish Coat of "Stucky" Venetian Plaster
Polish Venetian Plaster
Step 4. Polish "Stucky" Venetian Plaster with clean trowel
Polish Stucky Veneitan Plaster
Step 4. Polish "Stucky" Venetian Plaster with clean trowel
Wax Venetian Plaster
Step 5. Apply "Lixia" liquid wax with sponge or cloth.
Apply Wax to Venetian Plaster
Step 5. Apply "Lixia" liquid wax with sponge or cloth.
Buff Wax on Venetian Plaster
Step 5.
Buff "Lixia" wax with soft cloth.
Buff Wax on Venetian Plaster
Finished Sample
Top section with wax, bottom section no wax.

 

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